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Lenten Awareness “Do This In Memory of Me”

As we continue this Lenten Journey we are aware that life in Christ is life with Christ and the community of believers. It is because of the love we received and accepted and because of the empathy we model from the life of Christ that we reach out of our comfort zones.
Tonight, March 28,  the 5th graders are hosting a Taco-in-the-bag Dinner with the proceeds from the free will offering be used to support Heifer International Project. Heifer International is a non-profit organization that helps people all over the world by giving them farm animals and teaching them how to care for them. the meal is served from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Nativity Cafeteria.
WOW (Wired on Wednesdays) group is then presenting an interpretation of the Living Stations of the Cross. The Living Stations of the Cross will be March 28 at 6:30 pm at the Nativity Church.
Continuing on our journey, Thursday March 29 at 7:00 pm we have Communal Reconciliation. It is a time of reflection about our actions and how these actions affect others. This communal reconciliation is our Springtime of hope and new beginnings.

Palm Sunday Masses begin in the gymnasium for the 5:00 pm Saturday, and 9:15 and 10:45 Sunday liturgies. In the spirit of the day, we will process into the Church. Thus begins our observance of Holy Week.

Holy Week Liturgy Schedule
Monday-Wednesday April 2,3,4
Daily Mass— 7:00 am and 8:00 am
Monday, April 2 Chrism Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral—4:30 pm

The Triduum
Holy Thursday, April 5
Morning Prayer  (Chapel)  8:00 am
Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Church) 7:30 pm
Adoration follows in Chapel until Night Prayer at 10:30 pm
Good Friday, April 6
Morning Prayer (Chapel) 8:00 am
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 4:00 pm
Tenebrae   8:30 pm
Holy Saturday, April 7
Morning Prayer 8:00 am
Great Easter Vigil  8:30 pm
Easter Sunday April 8
Eucharistic Liturgies 7:45 am, 9:15 am and 10:45 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Baptism

Registration and information is under the ministries tab and infant baptism

Baptism classes usually meet the second and third Tuesdays of each month. The sessions begin at 6:30pm and run an hour. Most classes are held in the Bethlehem Room unless otherwise stated.

The norm for Nativity infant baptisms is that infants are baptized by immersion during liturgy. It is important for the faith community to be part of the child’s life from the beginning.

Baptismal Classes are for parents and Godparents seeking to prepare for the sacrament of infant baptism. The period considered for infant baptism is from newborn to the age of reason (around age 7.) If someone 7 or older is in need of baptism, that person joins the RCIA class in the fall. That person will then attend class for the year, and if ready, be baptized at Easter Vigil in the spring. When baptized at the Easter Vigil, that person also receives the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Registration for RCIA is done on a different form.

Dates of preparation

August 10 Baptism session meets in the Nazareth Room
August 17 Baptism session meets in the Bethlehem Room
Sept. 14 and 21

October 12 and 19

November 9 and 16

December 14 and 21

Following completion of both sessions, baptismal date may be set by calling the parish office. Remember, as well, that the family, under most circumstances, need to be registered as members of Nativity.

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